25 days ago

And the winner is...

The judges have weighed in, and we're excited to share the news! Go to the Microsoft AI Classroom Hackathon gallery to congratulate the winners and check out all of the awesome submissions.

Even though the competition is over, you don't have to stop coding. Update your portfolio to inform your followers about new projects and get feedback from fellow hackers.

Questions?

If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum.


3 months ago

How to make your submission video great

There are 3 days remaining in the Microsoft AI Classroom Hackathon. Submissions are due Dec 6, 2023 @ 12:00am EST (night of the 5th)!

Start your submission now  

Starting a submission is a good way to make sure that your app meets the requirements. There’s nothing worse than getting to the deadline, only to realize that you’re missing a key component.  

Remember: once you submit a project, you can keep editing it as needed at any time prior to the submission deadline. Need a primer on how the submission form works? Head over to our submission form tutorial

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3 months ago

Prizes, Prizes, and more Prizes!

As if just building cool software solutions and taking your Azure and AI knowledge to the next level wasn’t enough incentive for you, here’s a reminder of the prize potential for eligible participants: 

Technical Project | First Place 

  • $5000 USD
  • $1000 in Azure credits
  • Featured on the official Azure Developer Community blog
  • Shout out on FB @MSFTDev.US and Twitter @MSTCommunity
  • Project mentorship from Microsoft team

Technical Project | Second Place 

  • $2500 USD 
  • $1000 in Azure credits 
  • Featured on the official Azure Developer Community blog 
  • Shout out on FB @MSFTDev.US and Twitter @MSTCommunity
  • Project mentorship…

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4 months ago

Use AI to brainstorm an AI project idea

Here is another tip for staying ahead! Start figuring out what you will build.   

It is never too early to let the ideas start flowing and Devpost has a little form to help. Fill out the form found on the Idea Generator Page of the hackathon site to get some ideas into your inbox. 

Idea Generator Form

You certainly don’t need to use the generated idea suggestions, but we think this might be a fun way to get the ideas flowing. Once you have some ideas, start learning how to build it with this collection of learning resources

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4 months ago

Start your engines

The Microsoft AI Classroom Hackathon is now live and ready to take submissions — it's time to get to work to build an intelligent app using Azure AI & Azure Data Services that reimagines the future of education.  

A little planning can go a long way toward a winning project. We want to be able to see your project and help you get there.

Check out our Tips for Planning Your Project and the below rough timeline for when to start different activities:  

image.png Brainstorm (Today) 
image.png Pick an idea (Monday) 
image.png Quick design and how it might work

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4 months ago

Add Azure to your skill list

As an early registrant, you are a step ahead of the rest! You now have extra time to prepare and learn how to build apps with the tools required in this hackathon.

This week, schedule yourself an hour or two to review the below resources. 

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